feigned feigned  /ˈfeɪnd/


  • (adj) not genuine


  1. With Anglicized names and feigned Western accents, Indians handle credit card problems and troubleshoot computers, collect debts and conduct customer satisfaction surveys.
  2. Foreign correspondents can be a pretty jaded lot, full of a world-weariness that's partly feigned but partly real.


  1. What Makes a Community Distro?

    FOSS Force: Ms Hall feigned surprise right back, while asserting Ubuntu to never having been a community Linux distro, despite Mr. Shuttleworth and Canonical calling it so.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Linux Today

  2. Bush-Era Spying 'Made Legal' Under Obama

    Despite feigned outrage over the use of "illegal" surveillance techniques employed under the Bush administration, in the follow up to this week's news of a massive government surveillance system , revelations have come forth regarding President Obama's role in not only the expansion of existing surveillance methods but also of the codification of laws that permit the violation of Americans ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: CommonDreams.org

  3. NBA Legend Bill Laimbeer Hunts His Own Food and Grabs Dinner With Isiah Thomas

    Dinner with friends at Da Andrea. Former Detroit Pistons center Bill Laimbeer (member of the famed Bad Boys squad) is largely considered one of the dirtiest athletes in the history of professional basketball: He threw elbows, feigned fouls, talked trash, and pissed off basically everyone outside of Michigan. Now, though, he's in his first season as head coach and general manager of the WNBA's ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. "In the end, of the three individuals who were to be the key witnesses in the Air India trial, one was murdered before the trial began, one feigned memory loss because she was too frightened to testify, and one was forced to enter the Witness...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: John Major Source: Ottawa Citizen

  2. "Since the feudal era, generals have feigned sickness when in fact they just lost it," said Koichi Nakano, political scientist at Sophia University.
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Koichi Nakano Source: Washington Post

  3. "Woolmer thought I feigned injury which led to our altercation," Shoaib told reporters in Lahore. "I apologised to Woolmer and he also said a few soft words with me and the matter was closed. Whenever someone doubts my commitment my soul gets...
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Shoaib Akhtar Source: CricInfo.com

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